Celebrating Saskatoon as a Winter City


As part of the development of the WinterCityYXE Strategy, the City and community stakeholders again invite residents to celebrate what makes Saskatoon unique as a four-season community that is welcoming, vibrant and prosperous, even during the winter months.

“We are excited to develop a Strategy that celebrates our winter season. Saskatoon has a distinct outdoor experience and the winter season shouldn't limit us. As we continue to evolve and improve our winter culture, we hope to make winter more inviting and popular, even though it’s the coldest time of the year,” said Chris Schulz, Project Spokesperson, Planning & Development.  

The City invites residents and visitors to two events in January to share their ideas on creating a four-season community, located at:

Winter City Café – Prairieland Park, Hall A

  • Friday, January 25 (9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.)
  • Saturday, January 26 (9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.)

Wintershines – Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, inside the igloo

  • Saturday, January 26 (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

The Winter City Café is part of the Winter Cities Shake-Up Conference (Shake-Up) at Prairieland Park. Shake-Up is a conference that will bring together delegates to share their collective knowledge, experiences, opportunities and challenges of winter communities. Shake-Up runs from January 23-26. For more information about Shake-Up, visit wintercitiesconference.com.

In addition, starting January 16, ice sculptures will be placed around Saskatoon. These local pieces were designed in collaboration with students from Aden Bowman Collegiate.

To view a full list of winter events, facilities, activities or more information on the WintercityYXE Strategy, visit: saskatoon.ca/wintercityyxe.